Improve your skills of expression
Write like a journalist
Strengthen your GP essay and comprehension answering techniques by taking into consideration the following three points: Be figurative, analytical and opinionated. Read on to find out what these points truly mean and how they can be applied to your revision and examinations.
Similar to how a journalist can be prolific and expressive in writing, we believe that you have the potential to develop and refine these skills. The most important takeaway point is that you should keep trying. Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Over time, it will become second-nature to you in forming eloquent expressions.
One of the essential writing approaches is to use figurative language. Figurative expression is a linguistic method to alter a literal form of writing to demonstrate your versatility and flexibility in the use of the language. Figurative language can be seen in terms of types, like metaphors, symbolism and personification. For instance, symbolism is demonstrated when writers describe a country as the ‘last bastion of democracy’.
Another useful expressive writing skill is to be analytical in your thinking. In order to derive a sound form of writing, you should focus on developing your observation skills. This can be achieved through frequent discussions with your teachers, family and friends. It does not matter if it is casual or formal settings. As long as you put in the effort to think reflectively, you are exercising and expanding your thinking capacity.
Besides, being opinionated means that you should have your own views when engaging in discussions. To illustrate, here’s a question: What is your view towards the regulation of free speech? Pause for a moment and ponder on this question. Share your views with your peers. By doing so, you will develop an opinionated form of thinking that enables you to elucidate your thoughts clearly, such that it enhances your ability to express ideas freely and clearly.